Alfie Smith

Monday Minor: Travis Picking Technique (Part 1)
Levels: Intermediate to Advanced. The core concept of Travis picking is simple: you keep a steady beat with alternating bass notes using your thumb. At the same time, you use your index and/or middle fingers to play treble notes, often in a syncopated rhythm. This technique is a great gateway to fingerstyles. 

I will use Elizabeth Cotton’s Fright train and the traditional bluegrass Walking Cane arranged into a minor blues